FDA Approves Use of Moderna Vaccine on Minors 12-17 Years Old

FDA Oks to Moderna Vaccine’s Emergency Use Authorization

FDA – The Food and Drug Administration approved the use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on minors aging 12 to 17.

For several months, most countries across the globe waited for the development of the COVID-19 vaccines. The coronavirus pandemic has greatly shaken several healthcare systems in the world and vaccines were eyes to arrest the spread of the disease.

Earlier this year, several countries and companies were able to develop coronavirus vaccines. The different brands available now include Pfizer, Sinovac, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Janssen, Sputnik V, and Sputnik Light. Nations are in the pursuit of “herd immunity” through vaccines. Israel even started with the booster shots now.

In the Philippines, some of the vaccines were procured by the national government while others were donated by other countries and entities. The government also borrowed money from the bank to buy vaccines. The country is targetting the vaccination of at least 70 million people for population protection.

FDA on Moderna
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The healthcare frontliners were the top priority in the vaccination considering the risk they face daily in the line of their duty. The senior citizens and those who have co-morbidities are also prioritized.

Currently, there were talks about vaccinating minors. It is amid the rising cases of children contracting COVID-19. However, not all countries are on the go for it now.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine after the amendment of its emergency use authorization. The approval of the vaccine administration covers minors aging 12 to 17.

However, despite the approval of the FDA on the use of the Moderna vaccine on minors, the national government has yet to give a green signal to it. More updates may be posted soon.

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